China will strengthen environmental- protection laws this year to ensure that polluters are held accountable for the damage they cause, the head of the nation’s legislature said.
A coal mine fire burning for almost a month is forcing residents of an Australian town from their homes after pollution more than 22 times above recommended safe levels triggered a health alert.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said pollution is a major problem and the government will “‘declare war’’ on smog by removing high-emission cars from the road and closing coal-fired furnaces.
EcoMotors Inc., backed by Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures, formed a partnership with a subsidiary of China FAW Group Corp. that will build a $200 million factory in China.
Carmat SAS said the first patient implanted with the company’s artificial heart died after surviving for 74 days with the prosthetic device.
Zoe Zhang, a 38-year-old housewife from Shanghai, plans to spend as much as 2 million yuan ($325,000) to breathe a little clean air.
Scientists have uncovered gene mutations that slash the risk of Type 2 diabetes regardless of age and weight, offering drugmakers a novel target to combat one of the major health threats confronting the modern world.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has proposed spending 500 million yuan ($81 million) to build the world’s biggest smog-research facility in Beijing to address air pollution, the Beijing News said.
Molecular biologist George Easow’s move to India to start a clinical diagnostics business lasted just three weeks before he was convinced to return to the U.K.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said pollution was Beijing’s biggest challenge as thick smog blanketing northern China cleared after seven straight days at hazardous levels.